Affiliates are organizations ACBSP partners with in a variety of ways to advance our shared values, goals, and interests. Typically, a Memorandum of Understanding or Affiliation is signed by both parties, pledging mutual support.
PRME Steering Committee
ACBSP is one of 10 global organizations invited by the PRME Secretariat to serve on the Principles for Responsible Management (PRME) Steering Committee. Launched at the 2007 UN Global Compact Leaders Summit in Geneva, the PRME initiative is the first organized relationship between the United Nations and business schools. The mission of PRME is to transform management education, research, and thought leadership globally by providing the Principles for Responsible Management Education framework, developing learning communities, and promoting awareness about the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals. PRME is governed, along with the United Nations Global Compact by this Steering Committee which meets quarterly to provide direction in furthering the mission of the UN Global Compact.
CHEA International Quality Group
The Council for Higher Education Accreditation established the CHEA International Quality Group (CIQG) in 2012, to serve as a thought leader on international quality assurance issues and policy, a convener of academics engaged in international quality assurance, and a forum for dialogue and deliberation on vital quality issues. ACBSP has been a member of the CIQG since its inception. In 2015, CIQG released its International Quality Principles, identifying seven areas that are, or ought to be, common to all quality assurance, irrespective of country, culture or region.
In 2016, ACBSP signed a Memorandum of Affiliation with CIQG stating that ACBSP and CIQG: "...recognize the urgency of a shared understanding of quality internationally and believe the 2015 CIQG International Quality Principles can provide a framework for quality to inspire and improve national, regional and international developments."
The Alliance for Performance Excellence
The Alliance for Performance Excellence is a non-profit organization dedicated to enhancing the growth and sustainability of Baldrige-focused programs. A Memorandum of Understanding between ACBSP and the Alliance, signed in 2016, “defines a voluntary understanding...in which the Alliance will develop a membership and participation model to permit ACBSP to assist the Alliance in promoting performance excellence approaches as well as Baldrige and Baldrige-related Awards to ACBSP member organizations worldwide” while noting "ACBSP is unique among business school accreditation associations in its long-standing and explicit use of the Baldrige Framework for Performance Excellence as the foundation of its accreditation standards and criteria and review process."
Global Academy of Finance and Management
For 10+ years, ACBSP and GAFM have benefited from a mutual articulation alliance. ACBSP and the GAFM International Board of Standards have an agreement that includes, among other things:
Any faculty member of an ACBSP accredited business program is eligible to apply for certification in any GAFM Certification Program as a pre-qualified candidate.
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